(Concluded from Part 1, yesterday.)
What then unfolds is Ascension, which Douno describes here:
“After man passes through this Divine Fire, the Kingdom of God will come to Earth. I say: when the Fire of Love comes, some people will become luminous.” (1)
Some people will become luminous; some people will decline and go along a different path.
I’m reminded very much of what Krishna said in the Bhagavad-Gita:
“Burnt clean in the blaze of my being
In me many find home.” (2)
Finding home is ascending.
Ascension is also what’s being referred to in descriptions of Jesus rising into the sky and other Biblical discussions of the Rapture, Salvation, and Redemption.
How can we locate Ascension in enlightenment studies?
Life in the Fifth Dimension does not require physical birth or death. Thus Ascension is called mukti, moksha, or liberation from the wheel of life and death; that is, liberation from the Third Dimension.
We can describe ourselves, in the Fifth-Dimensional state of consciousness, as liberated beings. Ramana Maharshi calls the stage of enlightenment associated with that level of consciousness Sahaja Nirvikalpa Samadhi.
“Sahaja Nirvikalpa [Samadhi] is permanent and in it lies liberation from rebirths,” he says. (3)
Sahaja means natural. Samadhi means concentration of the mind. Nirvikalpa means no movement in the mind; i.e., a still mind. Sahaja Samadhi is our natural, transcendent state of being, attained with and by a quiet (i.e., inactive) mind.
Sahaja burns away all our issues, right down to the last seed of future karma. Said Sri Shankara:
“The flame of illumination … will burn away the effects of ignorance [i.e., the issues or vasanas], down to their very roots.” (4)
Of that state, Sri Ramana affirmed:
“Sahaja Nirvikalpa is permanent and in it lies liberation from rebirths.” (5)
“The old vasanas pertaining to the body, (mind and so on) are destroyed. …
“Once the knot [or the vasanas] is cut, one is never bound again [i.e., is liberated].” (6)
In summary, Sahaja is
- Liberation from the physicality of Third Dimensionality,
- Liberation from the wheel of birth and death,
- A permanent heart opening, and
- Our natural state of being.
Everything we can usefully contribute to managing the chaos and mayhem that stalks the planet right now we can contribute by internal actions. We don’t have to travel to Yemen or Syria.
We can send love to those areas of the world. We can invoke the universal law. Or we can write and speak about it, which start out as internal actions.
Or we can do what Kathleen does, restore peace to ourselves by turning every reaction around and seeing what it is about ourselves that has us react.
She makes the point that there will be peace in the world when we’ve cleared away all the brush of our issues and unveiled the peace that lies latent within ourselves, our sahaja or natural state.
The good ship Nova Earth has embarked on her destined adventure – to build a Garden of Eden for angels in form to come and experience love. I expect to find incarnated angels in every field of human endeavor.
Her crew will be equipped with hearts permanently opened (Sahaja Samadhi), able to communicate telepathically, bilocate, travel interdimensionally, and create what they need through thought.
Such a world will be bathed in a higher-dimensional love of which some have had a foretaste. Such a world will lack for nothing. And, in such a world, as Beinsa Douno said, life can at last begin.
I’ll be taking a couple of weeks off after Christmas.
(1) Beinsa Douno, “Eradication of the Old,” WOG, http://www.beinsadouno.org/en/node/1105.
(2) “Flying from fear,
From lust and anger [i.e., cleansed of vasanas],
He hides in me His refuge, his safety:
Burnt clean in the blaze of my being
In me many find home.”
(Sri Krishna in Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher Isherwood, trans., Bhagavad-Gita. The Song of God. New York and Scarborough: New American Library, 1972; c1944, 51.)
(3) Ramana Maharshi in S.S. Cohen, Guru Ramana. Memories and Notes. 6th edition. Tiruvannamalai: Sri Ramanasramam, 1993, 88.
He says that seventh-chakra enlightenment or Brahmajnana is not enough; Sahaja or a permanent heart opening is needed.
“The yogis say that the current rising up to sahasrara (brain) [Seventh Chakra] ends there. That experience is not complete. For jnana, they must come to the Heart. Hridaya (Heart) is the alpha and omega.” (Sri Ramana Maharshi, Talks with Sri Ramana Maharshi. Three Volumes in One. Tiruvannamalai: Sri Ramanashram, 2010, 65-6.)
“Heart is the seat of Jnanam as well as of the granthi (knot of ignorance). It is represented in the physical body by a hole smaller than the smallest pin-point [i.e., the hridayam], which is always shut. When the mind drops down in Kevalya Nirvikalpa [samadhi], it opens but shuts again after it. When sahaja is attained it opens for good.” (Ramana Maharshi in Guru Ramana, ibid., 96.)
(4) Shankara in Swami Prabhavananda and Christopher lsherwood, Shankara’s Crest-Jewel of Discrimination. Hollywood: Vedanta Press, 1975; c1947, 39.
(5) Ramana Maharshi, Guru Ramana, ibid., 88.
(6) Sri Ramana Maharshi in Vasistha Ganapathi, ed., Sri Ramana Gita. Tiruvannamalai: Sri Ramanashramam, 1977, 53-5.